Stoutsburg Sourland African American Virtual Tour
The COVID 19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our normal lives, including the restoration and visitation to our museum site on Hollow Road. While we may not be able to go there in person for the foreseeable future, you can visit the site, as well as the Stoutsburg Cemetery, via the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Virtual Tour.
This virtual 360 degree video represents a small central New Jersey community with an overlooked national story that can be found in small towns all over the United States.
Beginning with how the journey began, the viewer is transported into the world of an untold story of the African American presence and contribution in the Sourland Mountain and surrounding region. By looking through the lens of the Black community who descended from enslaved and free people, viewers will be able to gain a better understanding of this slice of local New Jersey history which brings a fresh light on this forgotten corner of the American story.
This project is funded by a COVID-19 response grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to the creator’s of the tour, Jason Buck, SSAAM’s IT specialist and Akindu Dasanayake, Hillsborough High School Senior, for applying their many skills and talents to this project. SSAAM’s founders, Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills narrate this beautiful journey through African American history in the Sourland Mountain Region.